Saturday, June 1, 2013

This is NOT a Book Review......

"When there's a star on a flag it stands for freedom. The star points in all directions, it means you can go anywhere you want. That's why I love stars, because they stand for freedom."
(From 'Pigeon English' by Stephen Kelman)

What strikes you after reading this?? It is said that children with their innocence, liveliness, positive nature and inquisitive mind can teach you a thing or two about life. Very True!! I couldn't have interpreted the significance/meaning of  'Star' this way ever!!

For me Stars speak of optimism, enthusiasm and opportunities!! I always feel good when the night sky is twinkling with million stars. Just gaze into them and loose yourself to the million possibilities that life gives!!

Childhood memories...always bring about nostalgia...Sigh!!...How many times did you recite 'Twinkle twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are' to your Aunt, Uncle or next door neighbour?? :) :)
And remember how you used to get stars in your homework notebook if you did good....  :) :)

Anyhoo, if it were up to you how would you interpret Star(s)??

Oh forgot to mention....'Pigeon English' is a very endearing read, narrated in first person by 11 year old Harri (Harrison) it's quirky and fun...Well, till now at least... I've about 40 pages left...The muliticultural slang used though - partly London-ese and partly Ghanian didn't strike a chord with me!! 

P.S. Do read 'Room' by Emma Donoghue and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the night-time' by Mark Haddon.....I Loved, loved, loved them!!


  1. Thanks Aditi for this wonderful read...
    Stars if I were to answer are symbols of beauty and of course glamour .. guess thats why we call the actors the stars !! .. I love them that way !!
    BTW .. although star is a sign of freedom .. our film stars are the only stars who cannot roam about freely .. can they ? hahaha